Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-visual-art/

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in Music

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/ba/

Jazz studies, Musicology, Music theory, Piano/organ/orchestral instruments, or Voice.

School of the Arts (College of Liberal Arts & Science)

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/

Graduation requirements and regulations for every academic program are provided in this catalog. Degree requirements and course descriptions are subject to change. In most cases, you will use the catalog of the year you entered KU (see your advisor for details). Other years’ catalogs» Introduction

Department of Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/

Welcome to Visual Art The Department of Visual Art at KU functions as a creative laboratory where students, mentored by a faculty of internationally recognized artists, explore a broad range of media and disciplines. Housed in a major university, the department encourages the development of a unique artistic voice through critical inquiry and research. Students have the additional opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary and collaborative work across the School of the Arts, as well as the University at large.  The University of Kansas is the school of choice for ambitious art students throughout the region. The Department of Visual Art provides students with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers or administrators. Seminars on specialized topics, a strong visiting artist schedule, trips to major cities, and study abroad possibilities all enrich students studying Visual Art at the University of Kansas. The University of Kansas is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design . The entrance and graduation requirements in this catalog conform to the published guidelines of those organizations. Facilities Visual Art students have access to excellent facilities and close mentoring from the Visual Art faculty. Coursework includes practice, discussion and critiques with faculty, advisors, and visiting artists. Cross discipline investigations are strongly encouraged and many courses are team-taught. Exhibition and installation spaces are readily available throughout the community of Lawrence. Kansas City with its rich history in the visual arts is just a short drive away. Chalmers Hall, a 130,000 square foot mega structure, houses a full range of studio facilities including  THE COMMON SHOP  — a fabrication shop with two full time technical assistants ready to assist students. The well-equipped  SCULPTURE FACILITIES  include a foundry, metalshop, and woodworking studio. The  EXPANDED MEDIA FACILITIES  include digital imaging facilities as well as sound and projection equipment, upgraded annually as those technologies evolve. The  PRINTMAKING FACILITIES  include space for intaglio, lithography, and serigraphy studios, as well as large format presses and equipment for papermaking and book arts. The  CERAMICS FACILITIES  include gas and electric kilns, and a separate complex for wood-fired kilns. The  METALSMITHING/JEWELRY FACILITIES  offer casting, soldering, enameling equipment, a digital mill, and 3-D printer. The  TEXTILES/FIBERS FACILITIES  include floor looms, printing and dyeing labs, multiple sewing machines, and a computer lab. The  PAINTING FACILITIES  include three enormous group studios equipped with easels. The Department of Visual Art places great emphasis on drawing and maintains four large drawing studios. The department also offers individual workspace for upper level majors. The  ART & DESIGN GALLERY  presents student, faculty, visiting artist and thematic exhibitions.  Highly Qualified Faculty Scholars and Artists The faculty of the Department of Visual Art is comprised of internationally recognized artists and scholars with interests that span a broad range of media and disciplines. Dedicated to educating the next generation of artists, award-winning teachers prioritize mentorship, offering students individual attention and small class sizes.  Most courses in Visual Art are studio, practice-based courses. Studio classes are typically capped at 15-20 students. All areas have classes that are open to non-majors. Three-credit courses normally meet in class for six hours weekly for 15 weeks of fall and spring semester; another nine hours of work is expected outside class. Studio areas are open and accessible.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre-Voice Program

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bfa/

Theatre and Voice The Division of Voice offers 2 programs (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music ) for singers interested in art song, opera, oratorio, concert, other classical pieces or vocal teaching. Students receive training in vocal technique, languages and diction, vocal repertoire, acting and the theatrical arts. Performance opportunities range from workshops to fully staged productions, allowing students to develop their talents at the most beneficial pace. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre and Voice degree requires 124 credits.  Students will be studying with faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized.  Courses in music theory and musicology are part of the in-depth exploration of music as well as performing a junior recital and a senior recital. With this degree, students can go on to pursue graduate studies in music, establish private studios, audition for theatre/musical productions, or create their own path in music or music-related endeavors. The School of Music The School of Music at the University of Kansas ranks among the finest in America, offering comprehensive programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The school nurtures and advances the art of music through creation, performance, scholarly inquiry, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of the artistic skills and experiences of the university and regional cultural communities. The school is a major contributor to the arts community through the student, faculty, and professional performances in Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall, the Robert Baustian Theatre, and the Lied Center of Kansas. The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music . The entrance and graduation requirements in this catalog conform to the published guidelines of that organization.

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biochemistry/

Biochemistry is the study of life at the level of individual molecules. Biochemistry lies at the intersection of cell biology, physiology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. The B.A. Biochemistry major includes one year of biochemistry, as well as upper-division courses in cellular mechanisms and biological physical chemistry.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biology/

Biology is the study of living systems and is the broadest biological sciences major available at KU. The B.A. Biology degree provides students with much flexibility in their major course choices and can include ecology, microbiology, organismal physiology, and biochemistry.

Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-microbiology/

Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, the immune system, and their roles in human health, the environment and beyond. Job prospects for microbiologists with a bachelor's or higher degree continue to be strong. Upper-division courses in immunology, bacterial infectious diseases, virology, and microbial genetics couple laboratory courses with lecture courses to provide students with hands-on practical experience. The B.A. Microbiology major includes a choice of three upper-division lecture and laboratory course pairs.

Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/ba-astronomy/

Our goal is to understand the physical universe.  The questions addressed by our department’s research and education missions range from the applied, such as an improved understanding of the materials that can be used for solar cell energy production, to foundational questions about the nature of mass and space and how the Universe was formed and subsequently evolved, and how astrophysical phenomena affected the Earth and its evolution.  We study the properties of systems ranging in size from smaller than an atom to larger than a galaxy on timescales ranging from billionths of a second to the age of the universe.  Our courses and laboratory/research experiences help students hone their problem solving and analytical skills and thereby become broadly trained critical thinkers. While about half of our majors move on to graduate studies in STEM, many find employment in the private sector in diverse situations ranging from financial analysts to physicians. Graduates of all our degree programs can be found in key positions regionally, nationally, and internationally.   In this way, our department is at the forefront of telling the academic story of the University of Kansas to people around the state and around the world.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/

This interdisciplinary major permits students to understand humans from a variety of academic viewpoints: anthropology, applied behavioral science, biology, psychology, and speech-language-hearing. Each human biology concentration offers major-level courses in topical categories that allow students to focus on areas that interest them most while retaining the interdisciplinary manner of the major. The broad nature of this major can prepare students for a variety of post-undergraduate opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/chemistry/ba/

Why study chemistry? At KU Chemistry, we have faculty dedicated to mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students and to helping each student achieve scientific maturity. In addition to required classroom and laboratory courses, options exist for doing research in exciting areas of mainstream chemistry, including emerging fields of microfluidics, precision medicine and sustainable catalysis. Undergraduate Program The undergraduate program in the Department of Chemistry has two primary missions. One of these is to help its majors attain a mastery of the discipline in preparation for further study in chemistry or a chemical science, or for immediate employment in chemistry. The other is to provide an opportunity for students majoring in other disciplines to acquire a basic knowledge of the fundamental areas of chemistry. The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a rigorous program certified by the American Chemical Society, consists of a full spectrum of chemistry courses as well as supporting courses in mathematics and physics, and is designed to prepare students for a professional career in chemistry. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program, with fewer required courses, allows students to obtain a broader knowledge of areas outside of chemistry, or to tailor their chemistry program for specific or unique objectives. We also offer a   Minor   in chemistry for those seeking a secondary area of study.

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geology/ba/

Why study geology? In Geology you get to apply techniques and knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology and math to answer important questions about Earth processes, history and future. Geologists are in demand to evaluate geologic hazards, evaluate natural resources, and understand the environment. The B.A. program allows many free electives for background courses in the sciences or liberal arts. The program permits study of traditional geology (with emphasis on the solid earth, the earth's surface, or environmental geology and natural resources), environmental geology (with emphasis on water or urban environmental geology), or an individually tailored program.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/communication-studies/ba-bgs/

The Communication Studies undergraduate major equips students with a diversity of skill sets by investigating communication in various cultural contexts, including relational, organizational, intercultural, political, and more. In an increasingly globalized world, competent communication is crucial for career advancement, interpersonal relationships, and public democratic participation. Here’s what we know: humans rely on communication, and the creation and translation of symbols, language, and messages are integral to daily interactions. In other words, communication connects us. The major expands on fundamental public speaking principles from the introductory course through emphasizing theories, methods, performances that apply to everyday communication practices.

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/global-international-studies/ba/

Why study global and international studies? Global and international studies will give you the tools to understand the rapid and profound changes that are occurring around the world. As a degree of study, it is useful for careers in business and the private sector, non-profit work, and foreign and civil service. Students have also used the degree as a precursor to graduate study and law school. It's interdisciplinary curriculum provides a great deal of flexibility that allows you to tailor your program toward your career aspirations. We live in a world where there is a great demand in most career fields for the contemporary global dynamics, language and cultural study, and research and writing development that our degree provides.

School of Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/

...Arts A candidate for the Master of Arts...or higher in COMS 130, ENGL 101, English...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication ( COMS 130 fulfills...the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students in...

School of Architecture & Design

http://catalog.ku.edu/architecture/

...square-foot Art and Design Gallery, Art Supply...ups and prefabrication. The 130,000-square-foot...

Bachelor of Science in Geology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geology/bs/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Hours Satisfied by: COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Department of Chemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/chemistry/

...chemistry. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree...need not take CHEM 130 and CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/chemistry/bs/

...chemistry. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree...CHEM 170 (or CHEM 130 or CHEM 190...

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/psychology/bs-behavioral-neuroscience/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...the following: 3 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/bs-biochemistry/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...important to take CHEM 130 and CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/bs-microbiology/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...important to take CHEM 130 and CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/bs-molecular-biosciences/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...important to take CHEM 130 and CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/chemical-petroleum-engineering/bs-chemical/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...170, CHEM 175 (CHEM 130/135 acceptable alternatives...

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/chemical-petroleum-engineering/bs-petroleum/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...engineering. A total of 130 hours is required...

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/civil-environmental-architectural-engineering/bs-civil-engineering/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...2.1) 6 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/mechanical-engineering/bs/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...spent abroad. Chemistry CHEM 130/135, CHEM 170...

Bachelor of Science in Geography

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-geography/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Communications. Satisfied by COMS 130 ( COMS 230 , PHIL...

Bachelor of Science in Physics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/bs-physics/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences whereas...I. Satisfied by: CHEM 130 General Chemistry I...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Voice

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-voice/

...Fine Arts) for singers interested in art song...fulfills GE21) 3 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Doctor of Pharmacy

http://catalog.ku.edu/pharmacy/doctor-pharmacy/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences while...ENGL 102 3 CHEM 130 5 CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Social Work

http://catalog.ku.edu/social-welfare/bsw/

...or SW 623 . Liberal Arts Prerequisites for a...Drama Speech Communications COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/health-sport-exercise-sciences/bs-athletic-training/

...CHEM 130 General Chemistry I 5 COMS 130...KU CORE Goal 3: Arts & Humanities 3 Post...

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/engineering-physics/bs/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section...Electronic Systems Chemistry CHEM 130 General Chemistry I...

Bachelor of Science in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/bs-biology/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...important to take CHEM 130 and CHEM 135...

Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biotechnology/bas/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required. 2...

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/environmental-studies/bs/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...I. Satisfied by: CHEM 130 General Chemistry I...

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-atmospheric-science/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...of the following: COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/health-sport-exercise-sciences/bs-education/

...MATH 110 ) 1 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...meeting KU CORE 3: Arts & Humanities 3 Any...

Bachelor of Music in Musicology

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-musicology/

...fulfills GE21) 3 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication...3-6) History of art elective (3-6...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/anthropology/

...prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required. 4...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/biology/

...prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required. 4...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Psychology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/psychology/

...prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required. 4...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Communication Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/communication-studies/ba-bgs/ba-communication-studies/

...course. 2 The COMS 130 / COMS 131 requirement...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BGS in Communication Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/communication-studies/ba-bgs/bgs-communication-studies/

...website . 1 The COMS 130 / COMS 131 requirement...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

ART 130. Fundamentals of Fiber Forms. 3 Hours U.

Open to all university students. Studio exploration of fibers as an art form and means of personal expression. Emphasis is placed on three-dimensional objects. A variety of interlacement, construction, and dye techniques are introduced. LAB.

VAE 130. Art and Design in Daily Life. 3 Hours U.

The course aims to develop students' appreciation of designed objects in contemporary life whether they are historical icons or everyday items in the immediate environment. The instructional materials and activities assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills for critically analyzing, discussing, and evaluating objects. Course content is interdisciplinary with a focus on design history. The class is open to all students and is relevant to those who have taken classes in art, design, architecture, and art history. Not open to students with credit in VAE 530. LEC.